Audi has announced in Q1 2015 they have managed a €14.7 billion revenue and a €1.4 billion operating profit. Moreover, the Audi Group has boosted global sales by 6.1% to 438,229 cars while the operating return on sales was 9.7%. Deliveries increases in all regions of the world and this helped reach a pre-tax profit of €1,497 million and a return on sales before tax of 10.2%.
Taking into account Audi wants to increase the model range to 60 cars by 2020, the company estimates they will be able to earn more and more revenue in the years to come, also boosted by the introduction of the second generation R8 and Q7 which will go on sale in the following months while the brand new RS3 Sportback should also increase sales numbers.
Axel Strotbek, Board of Management Member for Finance and Organization at AUDI AG, declared at the publication of the interim report for Q1 2015 that “despite ongoing high investment, we are systematically pursuing our ambitious profitability targets.”